Hand-pulled real ales and a lengthy list of fine wines? Check. A menu of hearty British cuisine and pub food favourites, made from scratch using fresh, local produce? Check. A cosy setting and warm and welcoming service? Check. Basically, The Craddock Arms has everything you could ever want in a local British pub, making it a favourite among the people of Knighton as well diners from all over Leicester. You’ll find it on Knighton Road and to snag the perfect table, making a reservation at The Cradock Arms beforehand is recommended.
Located inside a charming listed stone building in the village of Knighton, just a short drive from the centre of Leicester, The Cradock Arms is the go-to place among locals and tourists alike, whether it's for a pub lunch, a few pints, a family meal, to take part in the monthly quiz night, or to watch some live entertainment in the evening. On the menu at this lovely Knighton gastropub you’ll find everything from British classics to pub food favourites, as well as light bites and array of freshly-prepared sandwiches.
Tuck into some traditional beer-battered fish and chips served with mushy peas and tartare sauce, bangers and mash or gammon steak, or go for the homemade burger or chili con carne. Meanwhile on the refined evening menu there are options like confit duck leg served on a parsnip puree with parmentier potatoes, sautéed green beans and a raspberry jus, and grilled teriyaki salmon on a bed of egg noodles and stir-fried vegetables with a warm chilli dressing. No matter the time or occasion, there’s plenty of choice served up at The Craddock Arms in Leicester. Complete the experience by pairing your meal with something from the award-winning list of hand-pulled ales from local, national and micro breweries. Book a table now!
Great meal. Prompt service and very friendly staff. This was the third time we have visited and all visits have been good. The plates were nice and hot and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
I go to The Craddock Arms quite a lot because we always we have a very nice meal there. Last night was no exception the food was excellent and the service very good.
Just had a wonderful evening, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was lovely as were the staff! Worth noting they don’t play loud music which was a welcome change!
We enjoyed our visit to the Craddock Arms this lunchtime.The meal was very good, the staff were very pleasant and the price was very reasonable. We shall certainly come again.
Another very good meal at The Cradock Arms. Welsh Rarebit every bit as good as the last time we were there. My wife's Mushroom Wellington was as good as last time and my Sirloin steak was the best steak I have had for a long time and was cooked to perfection. 2 courses and 2 rounds of drinks for just over £50 for this quality is very good value
We were shown to our table but after half an hour had gone by I had to stop a waiter and let him know that nobody had been to ask for our drinks and food order. He was very apologetic but did ensure that a waitress came to us immediately. The drinks came very quickly but there was a long wait for our meals. However when the meals arrived they were lovely and hot and very delicious. In favour of the establishment it was an extremely busy evening with obvious delays in the kitchen. On a less busy evening I don't think we would have encountered any problems. I will certainly visit again as the range and quality of food is very good
We have been coming to The Cradock Arms once or twice a week for about 3 years now. Needless to say we find the food is always excellent, the staff welcoming and courteous and basically we just love it!
I have been to The Cradock for a meal on several occasions. The surroundings are always very pleasant and clean, and even when they are busy there always seems to be plenty of space. Also, the staff are always very attentive without being intrusive, and are extremely pleasant and accommodating, even when items are requested which are not on the menu for that particular day. It is one of my favourite places for a lunchtime meal.
Lovely meal, didn't have to wait long for our food once ordered and all the meals were delicious. We all had roasts and the vegetables in particular were scrummy, so many serve them over cooked and spoilt. Didn't all have room for puddings but the ones that were ordered were to die for...... Staff were very friendly, lovely atmosphere there today, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, highly recommend you visit😀
Sunday lunch was excellent. Only marked down because (i) was told were booked up when tried to move time in advance, when they clearly weren’t (there is plenty of space and unused main rooms); and (ii) we didn’t find the two female staff (students possibly) on the tables very professional. We asked for a slight variation to the menu (due to one of the party being ill) and were treated with disdain for doing so, with a ‘can’t do’ attitude, and subsequent whispering between them, eye rolling etc. which was off putting. May give them a second chance because the food was good, but was an unpleasant experience, especially after a two hour drive to get there and catch up with relatives.